Deathlok Variant Cover And J August Richards Admits He Didn’t Know

I got up this morning and head over to Target to grab my copy of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Blu-Ray along with a handful of other people who were there when the store opened. Also released today is the first season of Agents of SHIELD which I was the only one to grab.

Now this may just be a coincidence by EW has an exclusive look at a Tom Whalen variant cover for the Deathlok comic… and Deathlok of course was a big part of the first season of AoS.

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Now I remember when J August Richards returned for his second appearance on the show. When he ended up losing his leg and getting a robotic eye, I along with a few others started thinking he was going to become Deathlok… the debate against was simple, the character was named Mike Peterson and in the comics he was named Mike Collins (among other names) so he couldn’t be Deathlok. Turns out Marvel fooled a lot of folks by just changing the last name. That includes Richards who didn’t know he was becoming the cyborg character until well into the series.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.